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Looks like the little hybrid that could —the Toyota Prius — is getting a bit of a face lift refresh before the next redesign. The spy shooters at KGP snapped shots of this prototype doing some hot-weather testing in Death Valley sporting a much more new Camry-like and Yaris-like grille. We'll let them explain what they saw after the jump.

The freshened Prius will get a new front fascia, including a new grille design which appears to take after the corporate grille design seen on the Camry and the Yaris. The prototype's headlights have also been radically reshaped, ditching the current car's elongated lights.The old lights nearly reached back to the Prius' A-pillars, but the new lights are smaller, angular clusters set wide on the front-end. The result is a much more mainstream styling treatment. The bumper-mounted air-intake also looks to have been reshaped, but the heavy white tape obscures the true extent of the changes...The rest of the Prius appears to be unchanged on this prototype—a true facelift indeed, without any changes to the car's posterior.